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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam each year for various posts. In CGL exam, besides Paper-I (Math) and Paper-II (English), there is Paper-III which is on Statistics. After the publication of CGL Tier-I result each year, candidates get confused as some of them didn't study statistics paper in their degree or masters level exam, but they have been listed to be appeared for paper-III. As a result they become scared whether they should write this paper or not? If they appear how can they write as they don't have a bit of knowledge about this paper. Lots of confusions are there.

Some useful queries on SSC CGL Paper-III Exam (Statistics) by Aspirants: FAQs

ssc cgl paper-3We are here to give answers to your queries your confusions. We have given here it as questions-answers format. Read out further.

Q: Is it mandatory to appear in SSC CGL Paper-III (Statistics) exam as my name is in the list?

A: No, it is not compulsory.

Q: Why my name is in the list of candidates who are eligible to appear for Paper-III?

A: Well, at the time of filling up of application form, you must have selected Statistical Investigator as one of your post preference. Do you remember?

Q: If I do not appear in Paper-III, will it create any problem in future?

A: Don't worry it will not create any problem for you.

Q: Then what will happen If I am absent in Paper-III exam?

A: If you don't write paper-III exam, then you will not be considered for Statistical Investigator post. But you will get any of the rest of the posts, if you qualify.

Q: If I appear in statistics paper and unable to qualify, then won't I get any of the posts?

A: Well, if you are unable to pass in paper-III, then you will be considered for other posts. SSC will consider you name for another post for which you are eligible.

Q: After qualifying in Paper-III, should I need to provide any documents in favour of statistics paper during interview/ documents verification?

A: During your documents verification, you need to provide your degree/ master level certificates/ marksheet to give a proof that you have studied statistics paper in your college level exam. It is mandatory.

Hope these will help you. If have further query related to SSC CGL Paper-III, feel free to ask us here.

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  1. Graduation without statistics but post graduation with statistics as one of the subjects one eligible for the post of statistical investigator ?? Please reply.

  2. will business statistics in graduation make me eligible for stat investigator ?

  3. @M.M, actually SSC didn't mention whether it is for master degree or not. They have only mentioned for degree level. But according to us, statistics in master degree is acceptable. Did you study mathematics in HS/ 10+2 level exam?

    @anonymous, yes eligible.